Presentation Style: Tutor-led Classroom Training Course
Duration: 2 Days
Course Time: 09:30 - 16:30hrs
Course Location: Northampton
Cost: Public Courses: £480 + VAT per delegate (call for group discounts)
Closed Courses: please enquire


What will you learn on this VBA Training Course?

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Record and edit a Macro recorded within Excel/Word
  • Use different techniques in order to run any macros available such as keyboard commands, the use of the Quick Access Toolbars or Buttons
  • Use VBA and examine the Visual Basic Editor; change the properties of an object; add a module to a project; write the code for a procedure and then run it; and use the Object Browser to search procedures
  • Manipulate data by declaring variables of different data types; combine data by using expressions; use functions to accept input and display output; and declare variables and procedures with the appropriate scope
  • Use decision structures to create procedures that make decisions; and use loop structures to perform repetitive tasks
  • Create an error handling routine in case things go wrong with VBA code



  • Navigate, edit and manage Excel workbooks
  • Format worksheets and workbooks
  • Understand the difference between absolute and relative references
  • Understand the basics of Excel formulas and functions, e.g. Sum, text functions
  • Understand the concepts of a Macro and its capabilities


Course Content

Lesson 1: Getting started

Introducing Visual Basic for Applications

Recording a Macro

Running a Macro

Absolute or Relative Cell Referencing

Saving and Opening Files with Macros

Adding Macros to Keyboard Shortcuts, Quick Access Toolbar, and Buttons

Editing a Macro in the Visual Basic Editor

Understanding the Development Environment

Tips for General Typing in VBA

Using Visual Basic Help


Lesson 2: Working with Procedures

Program Design

Understanding Modules

Creating a Module

Understanding Procedures

Programming Macro Concepts

Creating a Subroutine

Creating a Function

Understanding Arguments

Exiting Procedures

Calling Procedures


Lesson 3: Understanding Objects, Properties, Methods, and Events

Understanding Objects Properties, Methods, and Events

Navigating the Object Hierarchy

Understanding Collections

Using the Object Browser

Using the With Statement

Working with Properties

Working with Methods

Creating an Event Procedure


Lesson 4: Using Expressions, Variables and Intrinsic Functions

Naming Rules

Understanding Expressions and Statements

Declaring Variables

Understanding Data Types

Determining the Value of Variables

Working with Variable Scope

Using Built-in VBA Functions

Understanding Constants

Using Built-in VBA Constants

Using Message Boxes

Controlling the Answer to a Message Box

Using Input Boxes

Declaring and Using Object Variables


Lesson 5: Controlling Program Execution

Understanding Control-of-Flow Structures

Using the If...End If Decision Structures

Using the Select Case ... End Select Structure

Using the Do ... Loop Structure

Using the For ... Next Structure

Using the For Each ... Next Structure

Guidelines for Use of Control-of-Flow Structures


Lesson 6: Working with Forms and Controls

Understanding User Forms

Using the Toolbox

Working with a Form's Properties, Methods, and Events

Working with Form and Control Properties, Methods and Event

Working with Form Controls

Setting the Tab Order

Populating a Control

Adding Code to Controls


Lesson 7: Debugging and Handling Errors

Understanding Errors

Using Debugging Tools

Setting Breakpoints and Using Break Mode

Stepping Through Code

Trapping Errors with the On Error Statement

Understanding the Err Object

Working with Inline Error Handling

Writing an Error-Handling Routine


Additional Information

  • Buffet lunch included and free parking (only for courses held at Paradise Training Centre, Northampton)
  • Joining instructions will be sent prior to attending the course